London Markets in Real Estate

The great density debate – London housing

London’s new look density policy is dividing opinion

By Richard Katz, Deloitte Real Estate

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The ‘Draft London Plan Examination in Public’ (EiP) is now in full swing, having already examined key policy topics such as good growth, strategic regeneration, housing supply and housing strategy. The hearing on 05 March 2019 saw the issue of density take centre stage, with draft Policy D6 – Optimising Housing Potential under the spotlight.

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Posted on 11/03/2019 | 0 Comments

EIA: Creating attractive and comfortable places to live, work and visit

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As developers seek to promote comfort and safety in recreational spaces through sustainable urban development, Rachel Brown, Senior Planner at Deloitte, assesses the importance of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) – particularly in terms of external microclimate – in the planning stage.

The comfort and safety of users in recreational spaces is an imperative requirement for planning approval and is crucial to the success of large scale developments. As a result, EIA requires the developer of tall buildings to embark on the detailed study of external microclimate from the earliest stages of development proposals to ensure the end design is suitable within the existing urban landscape.

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Posted on 14/02/2019 | 0 Comments

Accelerating housing delivery

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John Adams, partner at Deloitte Real Estate, discusses the growing challenge to support housing delivery across the UK amid an evolving housing market.

At MIPIM we hosted events with Cities ranging from Belfast to Berlin, from Manchester to Stockholm and Barcelona.

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Posted on 20/03/2018 | 0 Comments

Smart cities

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As MIPIM comes to a close, Deloitte Real Estate’s delegation reflects on one of the big themes of this year’s event - the evolution of Smart Cities

Speaking at this year’s MIPIM, a clear theme to emerge has been the consistent and obvious challenge that affects cities all over the globe, which is how we can utilise technology to shape the cities of the future.

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Posted on 19/03/2018 | 0 Comments

MIPIM 2018: Showcasing the North West

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Well MIPIM 2018 is over for another year. It was a very good show and yet again the North West shone. The programmes pulled together by both Liverpool and Manchester were the strongest I can ever remember. Liverpool majored on the waterfront with the port and the leisure / tourism sector again to the fore. Manchester presented a wide ranging programme but of particular note were the sessions on natural capital and global sport which added new dimensions to what was already a very diverse programme.

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Posted on 19/03/2018 | 0 Comments

Homes for Londoners: Affordable Housing and Viability SPG - August 2017

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Sadiq Khan has published the final version of his affordable housing and viability supplementary planning guidance (SPG). This was consulted on earlier in the year. The final document has remained very similar to the draft but with a number of subtle differences. It sets out the Mayor’s approach to strategic applications that are referred to him, noting that Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) are encouraged to follow the same approach for all schemes providing 10 or more homes.

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Posted on 31/08/2017 | 0 Comments

Consultation on new Mayoral CIL rates in London

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The London Mayor has published a new CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule for consultation. The consultation period ends on the 7 August.

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Posted on 21/07/2017 | 0 Comments

Planning Insights

Broadening the Composition of London’s housing supply

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I attended the excellent London Planning & Politics conference recently and joined a panel debating the key policy interventions to tackle London's housing crisis. My theme was the need to broaden the composition of housing supply in order to achieve the 50,000 per annum new homes that London needs.

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Posted on 07/11/2016 | 0 Comments

Delivering the vision for "A City for all Londoners"

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In publishing "A City for all Londoners" the Mayor of London has reaffirmed many of his manifesto pledges (https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/cfal_oct_2016_fa_rev1.pdf). The document, known in GLA circles as "Towards a London Plan", acts as a prospectus for how to deliver the Mayor's pro-development vision for meeting London's ever growing housing, economic and infrastructure needs, while protecting the things that Londoners value and trying to meet as much of the city's growth demands within London itself.

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Posted on 27/10/2016 | 0 Comments

Property performance extends its lead

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The latest edition of our UK Property Handbook has just been sent out, containing the usual wealth of easy-to-digest detail on the domestic market. Here’s a quick look at a few of the top-level themes…

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Posted on 20/10/2015 | 0 Comments